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Maddie’s Advice: Encouragement from a High School Graduate

Maddie’s Advice

Encouragement from a High School Graduate

Hello High School Students! My name is Maddie and I have been thinking about how fast high school went by. I graduated in May from a high school in Rockwood School District. I have dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities. I wish when I started high school that I knew that high school was not going to be as hard as I thought it was going to be. Just make sure you work your hardest always. I had people to help me get through school. The teachers were always there and they will be there for you too. One thing that I did was I found a few teachers that were positive and fun, but they also helped me to stay on task and get my work done. If you can do this, these teachers can help you while you are in school. If you ever start doubting yourself or feeling overwhelmed, talk to your counselor, a teacher or a parent. They will help you figure it out. A word my parents and teachers told me all the time was to advocate for myself. This means that you go and you stick up for yourself. You talk and tell people what you need to do things like have a test read to you, have extra help on an assignment, etc. This year with a lot of schools being online, I bet you are feeling stressed because you don’t get to see your friends in person or your teachers. I just want to tell you, that it will all be okay and you will do great in school this year. Good luck and always remember that you have people sticking by your side.

Maddie

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